Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wakefield takes the cake, earns 45-year-old Bro of the Day status with 200th career win

It took 18 runs of support to get old-man Wakefield his 200th career win.

And in what was a statement night for Crawford, Pedroia and the rest of the Beantown knuckleheads, Wakefield completely stole the show:

"I'm kind of speechless," said Wakefield, who signed with Boston in 1995 after being released by Pittsburgh, "but I'm very grateful that I've been able to wear this uniform for as long as I have and reached a milestone that I thought I'd never reach."


BOSTON -- Fans chanted Tim Wakefield's name. A teammate sprayed him with champagne. It was about time.

Baseball's oldest player earned his elusive 200th victory and the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to their first win in a week, 18-6 over the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to an 18-hit outburst.

The 45-year-old knuckleballer was winless in his previous seven outings. His team's playoff prospects dimmed with losses in its last five games. But on Tuesday night, Boston set a season high for runs and moved four games ahead of Tampa Bay, a 4-2 loser to Baltimore, in the AL wild-card race.

Full story from via the Associated Press:  
Tim Wakefield earns 200th win as Red Sox rout Jays

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